Two years after his brutal attack on then-girlfriend Rihanna, the restraining order that has kept Chris Brown away from the singer as been lifted and replaced with a “do not annoy” order. For more information on the modification and what it means, as well as some video for a reminder of what happened back in 2009, keep on reading after the jump!

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Back in 2009, Chris Brown plead guilty to savagely beating his pop star girlfriend Rihanna the night of the Grammy Awards, causing her to cancel her performance that evening and sending shockwaves throughout the entertainment world.

For those who don’t know, the attack supposedly happened after Rihanna found some incriminated text messages on Chris Brown’s phone the night of the Grammys. The argument escalated into violence, with Brown supposedly trying to push her out of a moving vehicle, repeatedly punching and smashing her head against the window, and even biting her several times.

His sentence included 5 years of probation, 1,400 hours of community service, and a restraining order that required him to stay at least 10 yards away from Rihanna. In some cases, this made it difficult for the two stars to attend the same events.

Now, almost 2 years after the attack, the order has been lifted and modified into a “do not annoy” order that removed the 10-yard rule. He can even talk to Rihanna now, as long as he doesn’t “annoy, molest, or conduct surveillance” of her.

For her part, Rihanna gave permission for the restraining order on her ex-boyfriend to expire this year and be amended into its current form. Seems like she may have forgiven him for the attack, but I doubt she has forgotten what he did to her. We sure haven’t!

What do you guys think of Chris Brown’s restraining order against Rihanna being lifted? Do you think he will be responsible or will he begin to “annoy and molest” the talented songstress now that he can again? Let us know what you think by leaving us some comment love, and check out this video about the details of the attack below!

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Photos: M. Barraza/Judy Eddy/FayesVision/Flashpoint